Company Quotes

Company Quotes by Steve Blank, Jeffrey Eugenides, Mary Oliver, Peter Thiel, Mark Zuckerberg, Jack Welch and many others.

Customer discovery is the process of translating a foun

Customer discovery is the process of translating a founder’s vision for the company into hypotheses about each component of the business model and creating a set of experiments to test each hypothesis.
Steve Blank
The lover`s discourse was of an extreme solitude. The solitude was extreme because it wasn`t physical. It was extreme because you felt it while in the company of the person you loved. It was extreme because it was in your head, the most solitary of places.
Jeffrey Eugenides
…there was a new voice which you slowly recognized as your own, that kept you company as you strode deeper and deeper into the world, determined to do the only thing you could do — determined to save the only life you could save.
Mary Oliver
No company has a culture; every company is a culture.
Peter Thiel
Some of the best ideas throughout the company’s evolution have been from places all throughout the company whether it’s an engineer or someone on the customer support team. Just different areas around the company.
Mark Zuckerberg
Ideally, the star will be replaced within eight hours. This sends the message that no single individual is bigger than the company.
Jack Welch
Some people don’t want to know that very little progress has been made. It is in the same way that companies are selling their products (i.e. the billion dollar cosmetic industry), they can package the message of femininity and normalization around this disease.
Ravida Din
Theatre is very much concerned with the society, with the social situation… A theatre piece of itself, demands a confrontation with the audience. It demands that you connect with people; it demands a collective and social effort with the company and later with the audience.
Griselda Gambaro
I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a movie whether it was
good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don’t have any scenes with
them I thought it was pretty good company to keep.
Angela Bassett
You know, a lot of people are just interested in, in building a company so they can make money and get out.
Arthur Rock
I like cats a lot. I’ve always liked cats. They’re great company. When they eat, they always leave a little bit at the bottom of the bowl. A dog will polish the bowl, but a cat always leaves a little bit. It’s like an offering.
Christopher Walken
I like to be myself. Misery loves company
Anthony Corallo
In the most dysfunctional organizations, signaling that work is being done becomes a better strategy for career advancement than actually doing work (if this describes your company, you should quit now).
Peter Thiel
God will not pity them, but “laugh at their calamity.” The blessed company in heaven shall rejoice in the execution of God’s righteous judgment, and sing while the smoke riseth up for ever.
Thomas Boston
My motivation for all my companies has been to be involved in something that I thought would have a significant impact on the world.
Elon Musk
I probably have traveled and walked into more variety stores than anybody in America. I am just trying to get ideas, any kind of ideas that will help our company. Most of us don’t invent ideas. We take the best ideas from someone else.
Sam Walton
There is no such thing as the Queen’s English. The property has gone into the hands of a joint stock company and we own the bulk of the shares!
Mark Twain
I basically see two reasons for a going public: Glencore gets access to more money. It is a way of funding your business and to finance growth. Plus: You have more liquid shares. It is easier to leave the company and redeem your shares. The ‘going public’ may also be an exit strategy for the top management.
Marc Rich
He that neither knows himself nor thinks he can learn of others is not fit for company.
Benjamin Whichcote
They explained that if men want to put a large phone into their jeans, it has to be able to fit their buttocks. This is a company ranked worldwide number 1, number 2 in displays, and their marketing says this.
Terry Gou
Even the company of the mad was better than the company of the dead.
Stephen King
The current oil crisis has not been produced by the oil companies. It is a result of governmental mismanagement exacerbated by the Mideast war.
Milton Friedman
I think modern educational theorists are inclined to attach too much importance to the negative virtue of not interfering with children, and too little to the positive merit of enjoying their company.
Bertrand Russell
A fairly bright boy is far more intelligent and far better company than the average adult.
John B. S. Haldane
On the Internet, companies are scale businesses, characterized by high fixed costs and relatively low variable costs. You can be two sizes: You can be big, or you can be small. It’s very hard to be medium. A lot of medium-sized companies had the financing rug pulled out from under them before they could get big.
Jeff Bezos
The companies that work are the ones that people really care about and have a vision for the world so do something you like.
Mark Zuckerberg
It’s more than unsettling to realize there are large companies out there developing backdoors, exploits and trojans.
Mikko Hypponen
If Apple’s a technology company in the music industry, why can’t somebody in the music industry make technology?
Love your Job, but never fall in love with your Company.
N. R. Narayana Murthy
It’s… it’s such a weird thing. After Garden State, so many companies wanted to make my movies, and after The Last Kiss, I realized people would make anything I was in. As long as I keep this up I’ll be swimming in chubby indie girl pussy.
Zach Braff
Filling a need that others aren’t addressing has always been a focus of the companies that I have been involved with.
Craig McCaw
Your enlightenment depends on the company you keep. You do not know the world until you know the men who have possessed it and tried its wares before you were ever given your brief run upon it.
Woodrow Wilson
My husband and I are very different. Our company is called Syzygy Industries, which can mean a pair of opposites. And that’s exactly what we are. Yet there is obviously a very strong pull toward each other.
Jamie Lee Curtis
After ‘Punk’d,’ my company Katalyst did a deal with AOL to produce short-form content for the Web. At that time it was a different game. If you got front-page coverage on any popular website, you could probably get a push.
Ashton Kutcher
We started the company out of frustration with the employer that we had because we were building great stuff and there was no way that this stuff was ever going to get into the hands of the people who could use it
John Warnock
Sometimes I wonder if there’s something wrong with me. Perhaps I’ve spent too long in the company of my literary romantic heroes, and consequently my ideals and expectations are far too high.
E. L. James
In 1979 I teamed up with my friend and business partner, Bill DeWitt, and together we formed an oil and gas company that invested through limited partnerships in oil and gas exploration.
Mercer Reynolds
For most of the 20th century, we didn’t just enjoy economic success in Michigan, we defined it. Our innovators and entrepreneurs created the world’s most productive companies, and our unions made sure that productivity led to broad middle class prosperity.
Jennifer Granholm
I once joked in a book that there are three things you can’t do in life. You can’t beat the phone company, you can’t make a waiter see you until he is ready to see you, and you can’t go home again.
Bill Bryson
These guys sit in the Senate – even though he misses most of the votes, by the way – but he sits in the Senate and listens to this stuff all the time.I’m out working, producing jobs all over the place and building a great company.
Donald Trump
Our vision, which has not changed since the day the company was founded.
Bill Gates
I see myself as a private-equity investor that helps rebuild companies. Restructuring is a cottage industry in that there aren’t that many serious practitioners.
Wilbur Ross
I don’t hire any companies or ask any of my friends to write reviews for me on Amazon when I have a book come out so they can drive up my ratings on Amazon. I don’t have a publicist.
Simon Sinek
Every company, every boardroom in which I sit, has a plan, and they have objectives, goals, and a process. And to make it work, the pressure and incentive have to come from the top.
Vernon Jordan
Fan the sinking flame of hilarity with the wing of friendship; and pass the rosy wine.
Charles Dickens
It is always your heaviest bore who is astonished at the tameness of modern celebrities: naturally; for a little of his company has reduced them to a state of flaccid fatigue.
George Eliot
Every company has big data in its future and every company will eventually be in the data business.
Thomas H. Davenport
You can’t have a situation in which companies proceed on a permanent basis relying only on cash from the government.
Lawrence Summers
I don’t think there’s anything wrong with being paternalistic as a company. We are very paternalistic. We have a very good health plan – we take care of people.
Ronald Lauder
I’m the company philosopher and the burr in the saddle. I’m the one who says we need to try harder, improve the quality of our products, become a part of the political process, help elect people who are good for the environment.
Yvon Chouinard
How come liberals never admit that they’re liberal? They’ve now come up with a new word called ‘progressive,’ which I thought was an insurance company but apparently it’s a label.
Marco Rubio
The tech community is a closely knit group, which is why it’s so powerful. All of these companies have an affinity for each other, even if they compete with each other.
Ron Conway
Managers are important: they are leading the company and guiding and have to provide vision and manage the daily business.
Hasso Plattner
Im lucky that its about fashion and perfume and cosmetics. If my father had owned a tire company, I dont know what I would have done.
Delphine Arnault
I just enjoyed bar mitzvahs as a kid, and there was this company in the Detroit area where I grew up, and I think they recruited me as a party dancer – you know, like, you dance around and pass out glow sticks. I quickly rose in the ranks and, within a year, became an emcee, which was kind of unheard of.
James Wolk
A great company is not a great investment if you pay too much for the stock.
Benjamin Graham
Night and day a picture of the showcase of the Lame Novelty Company and its gambling content would seem to appear before my eyes. Then I realized that I could not rest content and continue practising to become a magician until I knew what those gambling gimmicks in that showcase click.
John Scarne
Even if Pfizer committed itself legally to maintaining some of its research and development in the U.K., its takeover of AstraZeneca would involve dismembering an excellent and strategically important British company.
David Sainsbury, Baron Sainsbury of Turville
We are always in our own company.
Friedrich Nietzsche
As the company grows and about this 25 or so employee size, your main job shifts from building a great product to building a great company.
Sam Altman
I have my own production company called Urban Dreams.
Chaske Spencer
But thinks, admitted to that equal sky, His faithful dog shall bear him company.
Alexander Pope
I’d like to build my company and make a bigger company always, but I think in the behind the scenes arena is where I’d prefer to spend my time.
Joel Silver
Certainly there are bubble-like valuations of certain companies, but I don’t think anyone out there believes that we’re going to go back to doing business the way we used to do business.
James Daly
The problem is that at a lot of big companies, process becomes a substitute for thinking. You’re encouraged to behave like a little gear in a complex machine. Frankly, it allows you to keep people who aren’t that smart, who aren’t that creative.
Elon Musk
So a more sensible thing it seemed to me was to go to Silicon Valley and be pushing on the technology companies to accelerate the use of audio and music in computers.
Thomas Dolby
In Globalization 1.0, which began around 1492, the world went from size large to size medium. In Globalization 2.0, the era that introduced us to multinational companies, it went from size medium to size small. And then around 2000 came Globalization 3.0, in which the world went from being small to tiny.
Thomas Friedman
If someone doesn’t fit in your company, you have an obligation to get rid of them, because you’re holding them back from excelling elsewhere.
Barbara Corcoran
I never met a man half so true as a dog. Treat a dog right, and he’ll treat you right. He’ll keep you company, be your friend, and never ask you no questions. Cats is different, but I never held that against ’em.
Mary Ann Shaffer
[Bananarama] were written off from day one. Nobody believed in us but us. We kept having hits despite the record company, despite the press
Siobhan Fahey
The problem is the total opening of borders and allowing the law of the jungle to prevail: The further a company goes today to find slaves, which it then treats like animals and pays a pittance, without regard for environmental laws, the more it earns.
Marine Le Pen
There used to be a tradition of the loveable rogue who would steal from the honour boxes in churches and buy a round of drinks with the money he snagged. And everyone would find him tremendously good company. But not any more.
Douglas Coupland
Every company has two organizational structures: The formal one is written on the charts; the other is the everyday relationship of the men and women in the organization.
Harold S. Geneen
Nobody likes a smart alec. Which is why it’s always better for your career to be wrong and in company rather than right and on your own.
Daniel Hannan
I can pretty much call anyone, whether at the White House, in a company or in the media. I have access, because of the silliness of the entertainment world and how people react to it. It gave me an enormous opportunity to do anything I really want to.
Andrew Shue
I’m not running a Fortune 500 company here. I’m not a bank controller. I run a gym. You have to expect a certain amount of sex. We’re dealing with bodies, and trainers are very into being beautiful, so you’re going to have people who are attracted to each other.
Jackie Warner
Bill, The United States is not a company. It is a country.
Stewart Alsop
Very few people or companies can clearly articulate WHY they do WHAT they do. By WHY I mean your purpose, cause or belief – WHY does your company exist? WHY do you get out of bed every morning? And WHY should anyone care?
Simon Sinek
Is there any fairness in a system where a group of people can borrow a bunch of money to buy a company and pay themselves millions of dollars in dividends and fees, while the company itself ends up bankrupt and its employees lose their jobs, health insurance and pensions?
William D. Cohan
Advertising is the price companies pay for being unoriginal.
Yves Behar
Microsoft is a company that manages imagination.
Bill Gates
If I had challenges in my company, I would not hesitate to sell assets to remain afloat, to get to the better times, because it doesn’t make any sense for me to keep any assets and then suffocate the whole organization.
Aliko Dangote
Do you know that it is in your company that I have had my finest thoughts?
Muriel Barbery
With a generation of younger folks who have thrived on the success of their companies, there is a big opportunity for many of us to give back earlier in our lifetime and see the impact of our philanthropic efforts.
Mark Zuckerberg
To become aware of the ineffable is to part company with words.
Abraham Joshua Heschel
The world is changing. We all know this. And as that world changes, if you don’t transform your company, you’re stuck.
Ursula Burns
Globalisation, which benefits only multi-national companies and takes away all sense of local or national pride and identity, is the biggest threat facing all the member states of the EU.
Steve Blake
People are lonely. They want company and your book can provide them company and a little bit of hope. And there’s nothing wrong with that.
Donald Miller
It’s no longer terribly sexy to own shares in certain companies; it used to be that being a shareholder in a corporation would connect you with it. The result is that people really want to invest in valuable things, and contemporary art has become a very stable material value with great growth potential.
Thomas Koerfer
Cap the well, yes, clear up the mess, yes, make compensation, yes absolutely. But would it be right to have legislation that independently targets BP rather than other companies? I don’t think that would be right.
David Cameron
I write with a Uni-Ball Onyx Micropoint on nine-by-seven bound notebooks made by a Canadian company called Blueline. After I do a few drafts, I type up the poem on a Macintosh G3 and then send it out the door.
Billy Collins
At Arcueil … I dined in distinguished company… There was a lot of very interesting discussion. It is these gatherings which are the joy of life.
Joseph Louis Gay-Lussac
When consumers purchase a Toyota, they are not simply purchasing a car, truck or van. They are placing their trust in our company.
Akio Toyoda
I don’t like stock buybacks. I think if a company has the money to buy their stock back, then they should take that and increase the dividends. Send it back to the stockholder. Let them invest their money again from the dividends.
T. Boone Pickens
Most of my writing friends are working in academia. Most of my business school friends are always talking about bringing companies public, and money, and making money, and lots and lots of money. It’s just a different environment.
Victoria Chang
I knew that if I concentrated on AdBrite, I could probably make a big company out of it.
Philip J. Kaplan
Groupon as a company – it’s built into the business model – is about surprise. A new deal that surprises you every day. We’ve carried that over to our brand, in the writing and the marketing that we do, and in the internal corporate culture.
Andrew Mason
I don’t think a true company – one that builds sustainable value – can ever only exist online or remotely.
Margaret Heffernan
Hewlett Packard at one point had only three private offices. One belonged to Hewlett, one to Packard, and the third to a guy named Paul Ely who annoyed so many coworkers with his bellowing on the phone that the company finally extended his cubicle walls to the ceiling.
Robert X. Cringely
Companies hire a lot during boom times because they’re trying to adequately accelerate into the future.
Reid Hoffman
Don’t let people tell you to do it this way. You are on the verge of figuring out hybrid models — with companies and nonprofits, markets, government, crowd-sourced philanthropy. The capitalist system as we know it is not working.
Jacqueline Novogratz
Standing alone, photographs promise an understanding they cannot deliver. In the company of words, they take on meaning, but they slough off one meaning and take on another with alarming ease.
Susan Sontag
With the right team, you can really save so much time and energy. Whereas if you don’t have the right environment and the right support from the company, or the right team, it can be extremely tiring and frustrating.
Christophe Lemaire
All you need do is listen to very smart people and sift out the ideas that are unworthy or implausible, and I wouldn’t pretend for a moment that I hadn’t made lots of mistakes and there are companies, perhaps, that we had been investors in.
Michael Moritz
When I started in the business in 1999 and 2000, we had companies that were going public in two, three or four years.
David Sze
Animals when in company walk in a proper and sensible manner, in single file, instead of sprawling all across the road and being of no use or support to each other in case of sudden trouble or danger.
Kenneth Grahame
I heard a quote once in a documentary about a band that said you’re better off owning everything 100 percent and selling 20,000 copies of an album than signing with a record company and selling a million copies. There has never been a truer statement about show business than that.
Bill Burr
A good cause has to be careful of the company it keeps.
Rebecca West
Several of the energy companies want to do the right thing. It’s a matter of leveling the playing field though for them and that’s why corrective action here is necessary.
Ed Royce
People quit people before they quit companies.
David Cottrell
Bigger brands like Shinola are capitalizing on what all of us small companies did. Shinola is just totally fake. It’s a corporate entity that’s taking advantage of what everybody else has done. They say it’s all about made in U.S., but one Wal-Mart hires more employees than their whole company.
Mark McNairy
The money that we make from the company goes into The Body Shop Foundation, which isn’t one of those awful tax shelters like some in America. It just functions to take the money and give it away.
Anita Roddick
Over the years, dozens of American companies have filed papers to trade in their U.S. corporate citizenship for citizenship in tax haven countries like Bermuda.
Richard Neal
I could name about a dozen paths, and you’d like to have a whole bunch of research on all those paths, and then, eventually, at least four to five companies with really significant financing try and get to big scale, going down and really trying to prove it out.
Bill Gates
The world is changing. Networks without a specific branding strategy will be killed. I envision a world of highly niched services and tightly run companies without room for all the overhead the established networks carry.
Barry Diller
The secret of living well is not in having all the answers but in pursuing unanswerable questions in good company.
Rachel Naomi Remen
But I still show up for gentleman practice in the company of lead dancers, hoping their grace will get stuck in my shoes.
Buddy Wakefield
No company in the world would be satisfied with less sales, less customers or less jobs just because it’s supposed to be good for the environment.
Karl-Johan Persson
We need to make it easier for companies to invest in good jobs here at home.
Hillary Clinton
Companies that build scale for the benefit of their customers and shareholders more often succeed over time.
Jamie Dimon
I admire Mark Zuckerberg… for not selling out, for wanting to make a company. I admire that a lot.
Steve Jobs
You can’t have bank holding companies acting as hedge funds. You can’t have them taking a million-dollar pension plan for Joe Schmo the bus driver and treat it with the same risk appetite that you treat George Soros’ pocket money. It’s fundamentally ridiculous.
Shia LaBeouf
The CEO of the Olive Garden blames his company’s low profits on Obamacare – which is odd because most people won’t eat at the Olive Garden until they have health insurance.
Conan O’Brien
Participant (Productions) is the only production company in town that has a double bottom line: social good plus financial returns. It’s too early to tell how our returns are going to look – though all signs are promising – but social good is what we’re really after.
Jeffrey Skoll
With [Donald’s] Trump holdings all over the world, it would be very difficult, if not impossible, for him to be able to conduct business without there being either favors given to his companies or the appearance of favors.
Chuck Todd
The conditions of a solitary bird are five: The first, that it flies to the highest point; The Second, that it does not suffer for company, not even of its own kind; The Third, that it aims its beak to the skies; The Fourth, that it does not have a definite color; The Fifth, that it sings very softly.
John of the Cross
Artists were nurtured back in the ’70s. Their music was developed by the record companies.
Gary Wright
When I took on the drug companies and the insurance companies for universal health care coverage, they went after me with a vengeance.
Hillary Clinton
We pretty much won’t fund a company now where the founders don’t have vested equity because it’s just that hard to do.
Sam Altman
Proust is a hero of mine. I read ‘A la recherche’ in one go, and I’m a very slow reader. It had an astonishing impact, reading it on my own and being my main company. I think Proust is the most intelligent person to ever have written a novel.
Edward St Aubyn
Employers have gone away from the idea that an employee is a long-term asset to the company, someone to be nurtured and developed, to a new notion that they are disposable.
Barbara Ehrenreich
This world is a bitter tree, it has only two sweet nectar like fruits – one is soft voice and the other is company of gentlemen.
If chess is a vast jungle, computers are the chainsaws in a giant environmentally insensitive logging company.
Nigel Short
If you’re very serious about writing it’s helpful to find an agent. It’s becoming more and more competitive to have your manuscript even looked at by an editor. Many companies don’t accept unsolicited manuscripts anymore, so they’ll pay more attention to something that comes in through an agent.
Ann M. Martin
Generally, you want to raise capital either when you have to or when it’s really easy. If the company desperately needs money, and they can’t figure out any other way, then they need to raise money. Or if someone’s offering you easy money on good terms, you should take it because you can use it for good things.
Sam Altman
A company is known by the people it keeps.
Will Rogers
I love doing third albums. A group makes its first album, and then the record company rushes them into the studio to make their second album. After that, they go, ‘Whoa, wait a second.’ They get a little more confident. They step back and say, ‘Okay, now we’re gonna do it.’
Jimmy Iovine
The enemy will not see you vanish into God’s company without an effort to reclaim you.
C. S. Lewis
Smaller companies are often more homogenous. Don’t simply increase your diversity because of the social pressure to do so. Instead, realize that hiring a more diverse team will give you a whole new repertoires of innovative ideas. And then develop a strategy for effectively using the diversity of your team.
David Livermore
Love for coworkers, love for customers, love for the product and love for self. Walt Disney instilled all of these “loves” in his company. Each of these factors is critical to achieving success in any organization.
Bill Capodagli
It took us 200 years to elect the first Democratic woman to the Senate in her own right, and that’s Barbara Mikulski. Six years later, we had a grand slam: We elected four new Democratic women to the Senate. Sen. Mikulski now has some company.
Ellen Malcolm
When companies fail, or fail to grow, it’s almost always because they don’t invest in the people, the systems, and the processes they need.
Howard Schultz
There is a Steve [Jobs] that Apple would like to actually present to the public. They have a character, Steve, and they want to keep that story going. And it’s very important that writers challenge that occasionally and not just trust their parent companies to tell them.
Danny Boyle
I don’t relate to what’s left of the music business. There doesn’t seem to be any point to it anymore. The business that I grew up in and loved, we made records a different way – there were record companies, there were stores where you could buy albums.
Don McLean
If you want to think of a company as a system, design the system to benefit all. So how can you raise wages, increase training, and reduce carbon, and provide low-prices? We believe that it’s possible to deliver, and I find a lot of other likeminded CEOs, as it relates to thinking that way.
Doug McMillon
When I’m buying car insurance I ask myself, ‘Which company has the most annoying and relentless commercials?’
Demetri Martin
When certain bootleg companies started off and they would take maybe ten per cent of whatever they got and help fuel new bands, which I’m cool with, I think that’s a good idea. Most of the record companies are not doing that.
David Coverdale
The attention toward me is basically because of what we’ve built as a company. If we built a pile of crap then nobody would care what I ate for lunch.
Marc Jacobs
I bet it gets pretty lonely with only your ego for company.
Alexandra Bracken
Great companies that build an enduring brand have an emotional relationship with customers that has no barrier. And that emotional relationship is on the most important characteristic, which is trust.
Howard Schultz
A company is stronger if it is bound by love rather than by fear.
Herb Kelleher
I believe quite simply that the small company of the future will be as much a research organization as it is a manufacturing company.
Edwin Land
When someone’s acting for a scene, they can fool the camera. But in everyday life, unless you’re watching and censoring yourself every minute, or spending all your time in the company of ladies, what you feel is bound to show in your eyes.
Cesar Romero
The American has dwindled into an Odd Fellow,-one who may be known by the development of his organ of gregariousness.
Henry David Thoreau
This is a commodities business, so the companies that do it best are the ones that do it more efficiently.
Kate Warne
Originally, we were going to set up a cappuccino bar in the showroom, but we’ve been so busy, … We decided when we’re old and grey, we’re going to set up a coffee shop, and we formed the company about 18 months ago when we thought of the name. It’s going to be TLC – Tastes Like Chocolate.
Elizabeth Taylor
Will we confront climate change in time or will we let fossil fuel companies determine our fate? This is a fight we can’t afford to lose, and that’s what keeps me moving forward.
Frances Beinecke
Stock dealers and banking companies, by the aid of a paper system, are enriching themselves to the ruin of our country, and swaying the government by their possession of the printing presses, which their wealth commands and by any other means, not always honorable to the character of our countrymen.
Thomas Jefferson
We are a company that promotes 100% within the company.
James Sinegal
I like doing research that has an impact. If I went to a company to make what they call ‘real money,’ I’d be just trying to make a system work as fast as possible to meet the product and serice deadlines.
Bjarne Stroustrup
There is perhaps no specific time that is necessarily right to start your company or start your life. But some times and some moments seem more auspicious than others. Now is such a moment. If we don’t take charge and usher in the future – if you don’t take charge of your life – there is the sense that no one else will.
Peter Thiel
We want the accursed foreclosure system wiped out…. We will stand by our homes and stay by our firesides by force if necessary, and we will not pay our debts to the loan-shark companies until the government pays its debts to us.
Mary Elizabeth Lease
I see a lot of damage to Mother Earth. I see water being taken from creeks where water belongs to animals, not to oil companies.
Winona LaDuke
Truth be told, there are lots of companies that provide exemplary phone support. DirecTV, Virgin America and Apple are a few that regularly exceed my expectations.
Gary Hamel
I cherish the memories of a question my grandson asked me the other day when he said, ‘Grandpa, were you a hero in the war?’ Grandpa said ‘No… but I served in a company of heroes.’
Richard Winters
I am looking forward to being part of the E! team. This unique opportunity allows my company to take the next step in providing multimedia content.
Ryan Seacrest
M&A negotiations feel really fun. This is one of the biggest killers of companies, is they entertain acquisition conversations.
Sam Altman
I just like hanging out with my friends, honestly. I mean, as long as I’m in good company and with cool people, and we’re just hanging out and having a good time, that’s usually what I like to do.
Sam Darnold
Solitude is a condition best enjoyed in company.
Eleanor Catton
We envy people we love for being always in their own loved company.
Nan Fairbrother
At Cisco, I made every decision based on what was good for the company, and that pretty much ruined my marriage and my health.
Sandra Lerner
Let’s face it: Engineering companies in general have more men than women. Google has tried really hard to recruit women. On the other hand, we have a standard. Google tries to recruit the best engineers.
Susan Wojcicki
Graham Greene famously said that all writers need a chip of ice in their heart; Cusk can come across as the most beautiful ice palace of stalactites and stalagmites, and some people find her company, albeit by proxy, about as inviting as a long weekend in a walk-in frigidaire.
Julie Burchill
When I got out of school, I lived the myth of Horatio Alger, and my company was on the cover of ‘Fortune’ magazine because it processed over ten percent of NASDAQ’s daily trading volume. I had achieved what I thought was the pinnacle of success in this proud, techno-capitalist country.
Omar Amanat
I have always admired the innovation and impact Apple products and services have on people’s lives and hope in some small way I can help contribute to the company’s continued success and leadership in changing the world.
Angela Ahrendts
My entire career has been pivoting from company to company. Some people call it lack of planning or direction, I call it flexibility and good improvisational skills.
Justin Kan
During the mission, Walter Jones, a team member was given a package containing bone fragments by a Lao. The source said they were from a crash site. He presented photographs showing himself in company with others digging around obvious aircraft debris.
Bo Gritz
Usually people who are in my position, they run a company and they hire people and then they take the credit for it.
Rick Baker
I believe that it was a testament to the change of power from the company to the fans because the more the fans ate it up, the more the company gave them what they want.
Bill Goldberg
For almost 100 years, The Walt Disney Company has had a variety of leaders. Even though it has been hard for some of these leaders to maintain their focus, the Company has been successful in remaining true to Walt’s original direction to create the finest in family entertainment.
Bill Capodagli
I feel that I’m in good company behind the wheel of the Williams FW08C. It was the first F1 car to be driven by the great Ayrton Senna, and it won the 1983 Monaco Grand Prix.
Guy Martin
I feel that talent means little unless coupled with an insatiable desire to give an excellent personal demonstration of ability…talent must be in company with a capacity for unlimited effort which provides the power that eventually hurdles the difficulties that would frustrate lukewarm enthusiasm.
Andrew Loomis
The fact is, there are Fortune 500 companies that have been founded during recessions.
Marianne Williamson
In terms of doing work and in terms of learning and evolving as a person, you just grow more when you get more people’s perspectives… I really try and live the mission of the company and… keep everything else in my life extremely simple.
Mark Zuckerberg
All companies have many opportunities. Strategy is about allocation of resources and priorities.
Michael J. Silverstein
A lot of companies make diversity a part of the performance goals against which an executive gets paid. Just as you have to make a certain sales number, you have to make a diversity number to get your bonus.
Vernon Jordan
You are not responsible for what your friends do, but you will be judged by the company you keep.
Leonard A Cole
Silent Summer – a never-ending heat wave, devoid of birdsong, insect hum, and all the weird and wonderful living noises that subconsciously keep us company.
Mark Lynas
My dad was a businessman, and he would say, ‘Work for free at the best company. Don’t get paid a lot of money to work with the worst people.’ And that’s exactly how I see my career.
Topher Grace
You treat people with respect, they tend to return the favor to the company.
Larry Page
You can establish a presence on the internet; you can have just as much of a presence as a major company or anyone else.
Lester Bowie
Industry is far more efficient than the university in making use of scientific developments for the public good.
Reported in 1981, as a co-founder of Genentech, Inc., a company to offer gene-splicing products.
Herbert Boyer
The important thing is not what we look like, but the role we play in our best friend’s life. Friends choose certain friends because that’s the kind of company they are looking for at that specific time, not because they’re the correct height, age, or have the right hair color
Cecelia Ahern
If you were the boss of a company and some of the employees of your company were known to sexually abuse children, you would fire them instantly.
Sinead O’Connor
I’m an expert witness in a case that’s in appeal about a guy who allegedly misappropriated source code from a major, major company – he actually worked there and then apparently they found it on his laptop later.
Kevin Mitnick
Great companies don’t throw money at problems, they throw ideas at problems.
Greg McAdoo
Let yourself go with dis-ease, be with it, and keep it company. This is the way to be rid of it.
Bruce Lee
56,000 companies have already benefited from the schemes that we have brought in. If we have taken the advice of the Conservative Party, no money would have been used. As Barack Obama said only yesterday, doing nothing is not an option.
Gordon Brown
Good developers like seeing their products sell in large quantities. They enjoy the competition of doing a better job than the other company, especially if the other company has more people on the project and they’re entrenched and people are saying that we don’t have a chance of getting in there and… and doing well.
Bill Gates
Every company needs to have a skunkworks, to try things that have a high probability of failing. You try to minimize failure, but at the same time, if you’re not willing to try things that are inherently risky, you’re not going to make progress.
Nolan Bushnell
I hold no economic interest in any company in this industry; however, I do hold and use digital currency for my personal use. I strive to keep myself non-biased and work with the highest integrity.
Perianne Boring
It takes a while for executives to understand that every company is a spatial company, fundamentally: where are our assets, where are our customers, where are our sales. But when they get it, they light up and say, ‘I want to get the geographic advantage.’
Jack Dangermond
Rural technology is moving from kind of the back office to where everything, every company – sales, marketing, customer acquisition, new product development, media – all industries are becoming technology industries. And it’s not information technology: it’s business technology.
Michael Dell
I don’t have a crystal ball, but if you can ever put yourself in a situation where you are indispensable – where you aren’t part of what looks like a fad, but you actually are a company, a brand that people trust and go to – at this point, you could put some of the mainstays of tech on anything, right?
Alexis Ohanian
I don’t think there’s any company that has reached $1 billion in revenue as fast as Xiaomi. In every conceivable benchmark, it’s almost unprecedented in terms of its speed of growth.
Yuri Milner
I would have to say honestly I was very pleased to be in a film whether it was good or bad with De Niro, Norton and Brando even if I don’t have any scenes with them, I thought it was pretty good company to keep.
Angela Bassett
We’re not going to let our companies be raided by other countries where we lose all our jobs, we don’t make our product anymore. It’s very sad.
Donald Trump
Most books about writing are filled with bullshit. Fiction writers, present company included, don’t understand very much about what they do—not why it works when it’s good, not why it doesn’t when it’s bad.
Stephen King
Competition is a great thing and critically important in any industry. I respect the companies that build their brand through innovation/great product, packaging, sharp marketing and clever ideas.
John Robinson
Sustainability is no longer optional. Companies that fail to adopt such practices will perish. They will not only lose cost basis: they will also suffer in recruiting employees as well as attracting customers.
John Replogle
When I find myself in the company of scientists, I feel like a shabby curate who has strayed by mistake into a room full of dukes.
W. H. Auden
Peter Hall was just organizing the Royal Shakespeare Company. It was going to be an ensemble, it was going to be in repertory, it was going to have a home in London as well as in the Midlands, and all of those things were happening at that time.
Trevor Nunn
loneliness is not a longing for company, it is a longing for kind. And kind means people who can see you who you are, and that means they have enough intelligence and sensitivity and patience to do that.
Marilyn French
My dream as a producer is to be able to build a company that can be a safe haven for artists, for directors and for writers and actors to do what they do best and let them have final edit. I’d like to build something to that effect.
Brittany Murphy
For better or for worse, our company (The News Corporation Ltd.) is a reflection of my thinking, my character, my values.
Rupert Murdoch
Having a higher purpose is more than just about profits. You actually end up making more profits in the long run because employees really are a lot more engaged and customers see the higher purpose in the company.
Tony Hsieh
Lonely trees are not lonely; they have their eternal companies: Songs of the birds; shadows of the clouds; lights of the Moon; whispers of the winds… Lonely trees are not lonely!
Mehmet Murat Ildan
Globalisation makes it clear that social responsibility is required not only of governments, but of companies and individuals. All sources must interact in order to reach the MDGs.
Anna Lindh
It never stops me from saying what I want to say about Ethiopia, the fact that a tour company is paid for me to go there. Book reviewers don’t pay for the books they review.
John Gimlette
For I must tell you that we artists cannot tread the path of Beauty without Eros keeping company with us and appointing himself as our guide.
Thomas E. Mann
Companies prefer to put money in the pockets of shareholders or to hoard cash rather than to raise wages or invest.
Mariana Mazzucato
I will bring our energy companies back. They’ll be able to compete. They’ll make money. They’ll pay off our national debt. They’ll pay off our tremendous budget deficits, which are tremendous.
Donald Trump
If I’m on the board of any company where there’s an offer that comes in, I want to negotiate.
Nelson Peltz
Every one knows, that the mind will not be kept from contemplating what it loves in the midst of crowds and business. Hence come those frequent absences, so observable in conversation; for whilst the body is confined to present company, the mind is flown to that which it delights in.
Mary Astell
Show me a chief executive who’s on five boards and who lends his or her name, prestige and time to 15 community activities — and I’ll show you a company that’s underperforming. A chief executive is paid to run the company. That’s the CEO’s job.
Albert J. Dunlap
Big companies are almost always far too slow to actually kill a small competitor.
Omar Hamoui
Photos tend to organize chaos, to define what we’re doing here. It is essential that individuals’ voices depict the world around us, as we are increasingly controlled by large institutions, large companies and large systems.
Martin Parr
to grow old is to have taken away, one by one, all gifts of life, the food and wine, the music and the company. … the gods unloose, one by one, the mortal fingers that cling to the edge of the table.
Storm Jameson
The stock market really isn’t a gamble, as long as you pick good companies that you think will do well, and not just because of the stock price.
Peter Lynch
I think [GMO] is one area where the is a need for legal regulations to make sure that companies – because at the moment, companies are the ones that have this technology – will not use this technology in a way that could adversely affect the people.
Wangari Maathai
Making money never was my incentive. I just want to fight big companies.
Richard Branson
For decades, media companies have largely controlled the tools through which consumers were told what to buy, wear or think. Now consumers possess the same ability to produce, distribute and curate content and distribute it to their peers in real time across social media platforms.
Simon Mainwaring
I hate to see people frustrated or leave a company for an opportunity they could easily have had at their current company if they had only asked.
Irene Rosenfeld
Challenging unfairly subsidized products, fighting counterfeit goods and intellectual property theft and holding countries accountable for an unfair currency regime will help American companies remain competitive.
Virginia Foxx
Sometimes a woman needs a man for company, no matter how useless he is.
Lisa Kleypas
I didn’t mind my own company as a child; I was happy playing alone in the sandpit.
Michael Leunig
Alone, I am drunk on my thoughts; in company, I am sober again.
Mason Cooley
Strategy is all about combining choices of what to do and what not to do into a system that creates the requisite fit between what the environment needs and what the company does.
Constantinos C. Markides
He who must needs have company, must needs have sometimes bad company.
Thomas Browne
I thought all I had to do was to buy a camera and become a film director. So when I left school I worked at a telephone company, which gave me the money to buy the basic equipment including the camera, the projector and the screen.
Jean-Pierre Jeunet
Money, while clearly helpful in solving myriad problems, can often conceal a business’s real flaws. It can also risk rigidifying a company’s business model at the very moment it should be in ‘customer discovery’ mode or iterating around market opportunities.
Maelle Gavet
In a difficulty in the company of the central and the instigator, be successful your central.
Swami Vivekananda
Tech executives have historically been owners of significant portions of their companies’ stock so there is a propensity for them to diversify as a rule.
David Coleman
Just so sure as one puts on any old rag, and thinks nobody will come, company is sure to call.
Harriet Beecher Stowe
The number of illegal firings tripled during the [Ronald] Reagan years. It was at that time that you started getting these companies that specialized in how to destroy unions.
Noam Chomsky
I worked as a teacher in the public school system in New York City for several years, and I was a victim of the layoffs, you know, in the mid-’70s. And then I worked as a sales engineer for a company in New Jersey that was selling industrial filtration equipment.
Feisal Abdul Rauf
No company can afford not to move forward. It may be at the top of the heap today but at the bottom of the heap tomorrow, if it doesn’t.
James Cash Penney
You have to combine both things: invention and innovation focus, plus the company that can commercialize things and get them to people.
Larry Page
The ability to touch people and literally change lives is incredibly relevant in a consumer-products company.
Kevin Plank
I am never long, even in the society of her I love, without yearning for the company of my lamp and my library.
Lord Byron
Part of the talent of any company is to surround yourself with people who have good spirit and help you do more and more things.
Marc Jacobs
Working for a big company is, I believe, much risker than it looks.
Marc Andreessen
I tend to be not my own best company. I can get a little lost when – if I don’t have my work to occasionally focus me.
Bruce Springsteen
And these [pharmaceutical] companies are still threatening to sue. And it’s like, you know, do you not have a conscience? Do you not want the world to be a better place? You’re still making a profit. How much more of a profit do you want to make?
Elton John
The hydrogen economy will make possible a vast redistribution of power, with far-reaching consequences for society. Today’s centralized, top-down flow of energy, controlled by global oil companies and utilities, could become obsolete.
Jeremy Rifkin
Tech people like to stick to their knitting, and they measure their accomplishments by the growth of their company. Now the tech community is popping up and saying, ‘We do need to be involved in our surroundings.’
Ron Conway
I was working in a gaming company, but I really wanted to make animation. I didn’t really have anything special, no special tools at my disposal, so I used what I had on hand like Photoshop, and that’s really how I started.
Makoto Shinkai
Logos are a graphic extension of the internal realities of a company.
Saul Bass
We’re not about liquidating companies, but if you do that, why is that terrible? We’re not blowing up the factories. The person who buys it should be able to make the asset more productive.
Carl Icahn
My company created a platform called Modlife, this prepackaged website that runs an artist’s website.
Tom DeLonge
I had a great shoe contract and glove contract with a company who paid me a lot of money never to be seen using their stuff.
Bob Uecker
The normal Hollywood approach is to have a super-charged production company and then go to the studios for distribution and marketing.
Robert Simonds
One day, out of irritation, I said, you know all of those years with the Royal Shakespeare Company, all those years of playing kings and princes and speaking black verse, and bestriding the landscape of England was nothing but a preparation for sitting in the captain’s chair of the Enterprise.
Patrick Stewart
And much more am I sorrier for my good knights’ loss than for the loss of my fair queen; for queens I might have enough, but such a fellowship of good knights shall never be together in no company.
Thomas Malory
If you really look, it’s not a tax – it’s really not a great thing for the wealthy. It’s a great thing for the middle class. It’s a great thing for companies to expand.
Donald Trump
Every new change forces all the companies in an industry to adapt their strategies to that change.
Bill Gates
I am in touch with a company that hopes to replicate my voice. However, they are not replicating my original voice – if they did that, I would sound like a man in his 20s, which would be very strange! They are actually trying to replicate the synthesizer that sits on my wheelchair.
Stephen Hawking
I never followed a band, I never followed a – nothing. I think maybe it’s because my mom and dad were not like that, and it was just me and mom and dad. We were very close; we spent a lot of time just together, just enjoying each other’s company.
Luke Evans
I would love to show my clevage and more body parts off but my record company won’t let me.
Britney Spears
Control of a company does not carry with it the ability to control the price of its stock.
J. Paul Getty
American workers won’t be able to compete fairly for jobs until companies have to pay higher wages in countries like China and India.
Andy Stern
I acted when I was a real little kid. My mother was an actress in a Miami theater company comprised of actors from Cuba like her and I was the default kid.
Yul Vazquez
I want to send a very clear message to the men and women who are wearing – or who have worn – our country’s uniform and to their spouses: when you have finished your service to our nation, you’ve got 2,000 great American companies ready and waiting to bring you on board
Michelle Obama
Natural amiableness is too often seen in company with sloth, with uselessness, with the vanity of fashionable life.
William Ellery Channing
Executives of the company must have the necessary qualities to direct the personnel by showing them the way to do things.
Akio Morita
I’m not sure how it is in America, but for what I can say about Germany, most people give their information willingly to anyone who asks for it such as companies like Google. We just don’t question it anymore.
Christian Schwochow
We’re responsible for the fortunes of the company but this is a bone-dry situation in terms of access to credit. Nobody can operate on that basis unless you have large cash balances, which we don’t. My concern is that the government doesn’t appear to care about manufacturing.
Ratan Tata
Customers will never love a company until its employees love it first.
Simon Sinek
Now if we can get white population, immigrants and big companies and so on moving into Africa and if we can get with that Scientology well established in Southern Africa, why we can then look forward to a salvage operation base, in case the northern hemisphere’s lights go out.
L. Ron Hubbard
Hardware: where the people in your company’s software section will tell you the problem is. Software: where the people in your company’s hardware section will tell you the problem is.
Dave Barry
The best rules to form a young man, are, to talk little, to hear much, to reflect alone upon what has passed in company, to distrust one’s own opinions, and value others that deserve it.
William Temple
I wanted to be looked at for the skateboarder that I was. I didn’t want to be the 36-year-old skateboarder who’s still holding on while owning a company at the same time. I wanted to make my mark and travel and accomplish a few things here and there and then get out.
Jason Lee
Private prison companies are now listed on the New York Stock exchange and are doing quite well in a time of economic recession (and depression in some communities). But that’s just the tip of the iceberg.
Michelle Alexander
One of the things I’m real proud of is I just made a deal with 20th Century Fox, and I’ve got my own production company now. I’m developing some television and movies for other people because I have a lot of fresh new ideas. To write is what I love the most.
Dolly Parton
We ought to start running the government like a private-sector business. I have that ability as CEO of our companies. I have line item vetoes, and if I didn’t, we’d probably be out of business by now.
John Raese
FedEx is another company that’s passionate. When it absolutely, positively has to get there is such a great, aspirational phrase. And FedEx used it for almost a decade to communicate the passion of delivering a package. The more passionate you are, the more successful you are.
Frank Luntz
In order to keep up with the criminals and to protect our national security, the solution is clear: we need legislation to ensure that telephone companies and other carriers provide law enforcement with access to this new technology.
Louis J. Freeh
Happiness is the peace of mind that comes from feeling that I am living a worthy life in the company of people I love and in the service of something bigger than myself.
Michael Josephson
Most bad,” the host concluded. “If you ask me, something sinister lurks in men who avoid wine, games, the company of lovely women, and dinnertime conversation. Such people are either gravely ill or secretly detest everyone around them.
Mikhail Bulgakov
Pocket all your knowledge with your watch, and never pull it out in company unless desired.
Lord Chesterfield
Keep your money in the first place. Let`s make our companies competitive and let`s make good business decisions dominate their decision making, not what`s good for Washington carve outs.
Paul Ryan
Sanaz Minaei [business woman] shows a visitor a cooking class at one of her several companies and says the opportunities for Iran are huge if only the country can rejoin the global economy as promised.
Lourdes Garcia-Navarro
As a company, we have to be very transparent. We are in a business very related to finance, and I want this company to last long, and I want this company to be audited by everyone.
Jack Ma
In life, everybody faces choices between doing what’s popular, easy, and wrong vs. doing what’s lonely, difficult, and right. These decisions intensify when you run a company, because the consequences get magnified 1,000 fold. As in life, the excuses for CEOs making the wrong choice are always plentiful.
Ben Horowitz
An election goes on every minute of the business day across the counters of hundreds of thousands of stores and shops where the customers state their preferences and determine which company and which product shall be the leader today and which shall lead tomorrow.
Bruce Barton
If you start a chocolate company, you can’t compete with Cadbury in the first ten years because they are a big company.
Tamim Iqbal
Ultimately, growth is essential for increasing a company’s value.
Stuart Rose
I was left alone there in the company of the orchids, roses and violets, which, like people waiting beside you who do not know you, preserved a silence which their individuality as living things made all the more striking, and warmed themselves in the heat of a glowing coal fire.
Marcel Proust
In a company where tech decisions were still ultracentralized, the repercussions of a distracted CEO had to be damaging.
Paul Allen
The successful companies try to keep the new entrants down. Now that’s great for a company like ours. We make more money that way because we have less competition and less innovation. But for the country as a whole, it’s horrible.
Charles Koch
Apple is this great American company that could have only happened here.
Tim Cook
Think as you work, for in the final analysis, your worth to your company comes not only in solving problems, but also in anticipating them.
Harold Ross
Connecting everyone is going to be something that no single company can do by themselves. So I’m really glad that they and a lot of other companies are working on this.
Mark Zuckerberg
Avoid people who say they know the answer. Keep the company of people who are trying to understand the question.
Billy Connolly
My mother was a secretary that elevated herself to having her own international company, my father elevated himself to an NBA player and perennial all-star. So I learned from my parents that it’s about hard work, about both of them getting their education, putting people first and leading a life of integrity.
Brian J. White
Certainly, to have a woman who waits at home for you, who will sleep with you, gives a warm feeling like having something you must say; it makes you glow, keeps you company, helps you to live.
Cesare Pavese
The companies move labor to the lowest-cost markets. And so I don`t – I used to support these agreements. In the Congress, I lost the AFL-CIO endorsement a few years because I supported them. But when middle class incomes are declining, these agreements don`t work well for America.
Charles Schumer
I was always told that I was too strange or that I was too cheesy by different groups of people, like the record companies said I was way too weird and the indie people wouldn’t even let me in their band.
“Ghost of the Future,” he exclaimed, “I fear you more than any spectre I have seen. But as I know your purpose is to do me good, and as I hope to live to be another man from what I was, I am prepared to bear you company, and do it with a thankful heart. Will you not speak to me?”
Charles Dickens
Plato conceived of philosophy as necessarily gregarious rather than solitary. The exposure of presumptions is best done in company, the more argumentative the better.
Rebecca Goldstein
There is no body will go to hell for company.
George Herbert
In a very real way, ownership is the essence of leadership. When you are ‘ridiculously in charge,’ then you own whatever happens in a company, school, et cetera.
Henry Cloud
We should be focused on the Haiti earthquake victims, not on what contracts your company should get, if you’re a friend of Bill [Clinton].
Kellyanne Conway
If companies tell us more, insider trading will be worth less.
James Surowiecki
My last meal? The food would be much less significant than the company.
Mario Batali
In a large successful company where your power base as CEO isn’t all that secure, it’s hard for a CEO to pursue a truly disruptive strategy.
Clayton Christensen
If misery loves company, then triumph demands an audience.
Brian Moore
A constant tension exists between an individual’s interests, personal needs, and skills, and what the organization requires of her. We’ve all asked ourselves, How much of my own agenda should I sacrifice in order to help the rest of the staff meet the company’s goals?
Pat Heim
I never imagined I’d be working with government, or military or politicians or big companies. None of this stuff I’m doing was on any business plan anywhere ever.
Simon Sinek
Companies over-emphasize idea generation and under-emphasize idea execution when it comes to innovation.
Vijay Govindarajan
In talking to founder after founder; I’ve heard almost visceral reactions to working for companies, even very cool ones with great things to work on and lots of opportunity, like Facebook, Google, or consulting firms.
Maynard Webb